Important Notice: Student and staff systems offline for maintenance: 6pm Saturday Nov. 29 to 1pm Sunday Nov. 30

Part-time Associate Certificate 630xacert

BCIT Public Relations Associate Certificate


A special package of courses for those who wish to fast-track a career in the area of Public Relations or for those who have academic credentials such as degrees or diplomas in non-marketing areas and wish to gain additional certification as well as job related skills in this field.

A career in public relations offers challenging opportunities to solve communications problems in dynamic situations. Public relations professionals employed in government agencies, corporations and nonprofit organizations work on diverse communications projects, including public affairs, media relations, investor relations, corporate counselling, marketing communications, opinion research, crisis communications and sales promotion.

Employment possibilities exist in fundraising, legislative lobbying, cable TV and multimedia. Public relations is a profession for individuals possessing strong written and oral communication skills. Those who are able to work effectively as team members, analyze complex issues and solve communications problems under pressure are well suited to public relations.

BCIT PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATE
BCIT Credential: BCIT Associate Certificate
Program Length: Course by course, Part-time
Program Start: September, January, April
Location: Burnaby Campus, Downtown Vancouver
Number of Courses: 7 courses, 21 credits
Total Tuition/Cost: Pay Course-by-Course
Laddering Options: Marketing Communications

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

To determine if the courses you intend to take will be applied towards a credential you must declare your program. This ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete the program as it is currently outlined.

Program declaration enables you to declare a program of study and outline the courses you plan to complete to meet the program requirements. Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit. Upon approval, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you outlining your program of study.

To declare your program, please submit the Part-time Program Declaration form [PDF]. This form is also available at Student Information and Enrolment Services. Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Required Courses: Credits
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1352 Strategic Online Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 3321 Public Relations 3.0
  MKTG 3406 Brand Innovation and Development 3.0
  MKTG 3554 Digital Branding 3.0
 
2. Complete 6.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  MKTG 1019 Media Relations 3.0
  MKTG 1126 Live Entertainment Events and Festivals 3.0
  MKTG 1323 Effective Public Speaking 3.0
  MKTG 1550 Social Media for Business 3.0
  MKTG 1552 Social Media Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 2525 Global Marketing 3.0
 
Total Credits: 21.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The following link takes you to graduate outcome survey results containing mostly labour market results from the 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates.
Note: The survey results will be displayed in a separate browser window. To view these results, you need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

3 Month Option

The BCIT Public Relations associate certificate program can now be completed in three months. The course schedule below outlines the specific courses required to complete the program in three months. The majority of the courses are offered at our downtown Vancouver campus. If a course is shown twice in the schedule, it is an alternate time to take the course.

PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATE - CONDENSED SCHEDULE

9am-12pm 1pm-4pm 5:30pm-8:30pm
Mon MKTG 1550
CRN 38517


Tues

MKTG 1323
CRN 46385
MKTG 1352
CRN 79288
MKTG 1550
CRN 78481
Wed MKTG 1102
CRN 79370
MKTG 1323
CRN 82112
MKTG 1019
CRN 79286 or
MKTG 3321
CRN 10091
Thurs

MKTG 3554
CRN 82090
Fri

MKTG 3406
CRN 78347
Sat MKTG 1126 CRN 80186 - Jan 17 - Feb 21
MKTG 1352 CRN 47259 - Mar 14 - Apr 18
Fri, Sat, Sun MKTG 1019 CRN 78487 - Mar 13 - 22
Online MKTG 1019 CRN 73016
MKTG 1102 CRN 46421
MKTG 3321 CRN 44692
MKTG 1352 CRN 80176
MKTG 1550 CRN 80177
MKTG 1552 CRN 81210 or 78685

If you have any questions about the condensed schedule, please contact:
Julia Dreyer,
Program Assistant
604-432-8611

Contact Us

Julia Dreyer,
Program Assistant
604-432-8611

Program Advising
604-434-1610

Questions or comments?

Please ensure you have reviewed the detailed information on this site, using the navigation to the right, before submitting the form below.

As well, if you meet any of the following criteria, please follow the links for more information, instead of sending the form:

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the College and Institute Act (RSBC 1996, Ch.52). BCIT will use this information to communicate with you regarding relevant BCIT programs, courses and services. This information is only used by authorized BCIT staff. Email communication sent to and from BCIT is routed through the United States of America. If you have any questions about BCIT's collection and use of this information, please contact BCIT’s manager of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy.

Subscribe

Sign up to receive updates, invitations to events, and information about BCIT and your program.

We promise not to spam you, we won’t share your personal information, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the College and Institute Act (RSBC 1996, Ch.52). BCIT will use this information to communicate with you regarding relevant BCIT programs, courses and services. This information is only used by authorized BCIT staff. Email communication sent to and from BCIT is routed through the United States of America. If you have any questions about BCIT's collection and use of this information, please contact BCIT’s manager of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy.

How To Apply

Subscribe

Contact Us

Information Sessions

Attend an upcoming information session for this program:

Payment Changes At BCIT

We've changed the way we accept payments.

Find out more

Search Programs